30 Things To Achieve Before I'm 30

Oh, the dreaded 30!! I have even deleted my birthday off Facebook because I don't want to be reminded of that anymore. I thought it would be a good idea to write down the things I want to accomplish, and I have given myself some time to do these things too. I think they are pretty realistic. Some of these things I am doing now, and just want to continue, some of them are about creating unforgettable memories and some are building up my life. 

30 things before 30

30 Things To Do Before I'm 30

#1 Safari

Seeing animals in their real habitat would be a–dream-come-true! I love Lions, elephants, zebras etc. so seeing these outside a cage would be an experience of a lifetime! I think this would be so interesting and a once in a lifetime opportunity. 

#2 Travel Australia & New Zealand

For as long as I can remember I have wanted to travel around Australia; I want to do the whole country from the Sydney Opera House to the Great Barrier Reef and everything in between. It is such a fascinating country, and they also speak English which is a bonus.

#3 Travel America & Canada

I want to go to all the tourist places in America, Statue of Liberty, Niagara Falls, New York, Washington DC, Florida; I think it would be an amazing experience!

#4 Visit Each Of The Capital Cities Around Europe

I would love to visit each capital city because I think the capitals are interesting places; maybe because I have lived in London for 2 years, I love the buzz of people that are around and that no one seems to sleep in the big cities.

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#5 See The Northern Lights

I don’t think I could imagine anything more magical! It would be an amazing photo opportunity too, and you should know how much I love taking photographs by now. This would be such an incredible opportunity and I will do this one day!

#6 Volunteer With Elephants

Elephants are one of my favourite animals and hearing about what the poachers are doing to them makes me feel sick. I would love to go and volunteer and help in any way that I can. I have volunteered with disadvantaged children, so I want to do another lifetime experience!

#7 House

I have always wanted my own home; I spend an embarrassingly large amount of time in the homeware section of shops and online; and looking at decoration inspiration on Pinterest. I need to begin buying all the things on my wish list.

#8 Have A Family

A family is really important to me, being supported and having a rock through my family, is what keeps me going through all the bad times; and they’re the people that I go to, to celebrate the good!  

#9 Keep Blogging

I have really enjoyed blogging so far and reading other people’s blogs is also really interesting, so I hope I will continue as long as I can; providing that I am still loving it as much as I am now. I hope I will be doing this when I am 30! 

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#10 Keep Learning Art Skills

My aim with art is to be able to do some every day! Even if it is a quick doodle; this will help me keep improving, and it is something I have loved to do since I can remember. You are always able to learn new things and this keeps you growing and developing as a person.

#11 Learn New Photography Skills

I have definitely got a hobby with photography, thanks to blogging. I love experimenting with light and seeing what compositions work. The editing afterwards is also enjoyable. I can spend ages on different editing apps, trying to work out what each feature does to my image! I hope by then my photography skills will have improved even further.

#12 Do Things That Are Out Of My Comfort Zone

Even though I need to sometimes push myself to do this because I am an introverted person; I think this is an important thing to live by throughout life; as it increases your confidence and makes you believe in yourself!

#13 Hot Air Balloon

Ever since my parents have been up in a hot air balloon (and loved it) I have wanted to also have an experience like this too. 

#14 Get My Own Style

This is in relevance to fashion, I don't think I have found my style to dress yet, probably due to a lack of money and the amount I can afford new clothes. I want to experiment with different pieces and see what suits me best.

#15 Keep Exercising

Obviously, for health reasons but also mentally as I feel that I have more of a positive outlook on life and myself when I am exercising, those endorphins are brilliant!

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#16 Enjoy My Job

I would love a job that I look forward each morning to go to and one that I won't get that Monday morning feeling, because I love it so much that I want to be there, I know I will have to do all the in-between jobs to get to this position; but with hard work and dedication, this will be doable.

#17 Music Festival

I haven't been to a music festival yet, I know shocking! I really wanna go to one, but I think I will only by a day ticket because the idea of camping doesn't appeal to me. I have been camping before many times, and I think I have grown out of that now if that's a thing?

#18 Stop Caring About What Other's Think

I'm not going to be able to please everyone so just I need to just do what I think is right and not care about anyone else. 

#19 Always Create Memories

I love keeping memories of things; like if it is a cinema ticket of a really good film; or photographs from a night out; I love reminiscing over the good times and being surrounded by great company. It is so important to keep making memories with the people you love in your life. 

#20 Meet New People

It is always important to meet new people because you can learn so much from different people. I think making friends in your twenties is so much harder than at school so I need to make an effort to meet more people.

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#21 Keep In Contact With Friends & Family

It is important to keep in contact with the people in your life now. As life gets busy and things get in the way it can be difficult to balance everything. But you need to make time for those people who love and support you throughout those good and bad times.

#22 Go Up In A Helicopter

That's just one of those things that you just need to experience in your life. I would love this to be in a different country, maybe going over Niagra Falls?

#23 Musical Theatre Shows

I have a strong interest in watching musical theatre shows in the West End and I would love to keep going to see more!! Maybe even go and see some on Broadway too!

#24 Join A Club

I have to join a club to something so that I meet some new people, I just am so bad and lack confidence with starting something new on my own. I need to just do it though, who knows who you could meet!

#25 Work On My Confidence

I think this is an ongoing process which won't happen overnight, but I am just hoping that 30-year-old Emily will be way more confident than she is now. 

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#26 Graduate- Completed

I need to have a degree to get where I want in life, so this is something that I am so proud of! 

#27  See Ed Sheeran's Concert

Ed Sheeran is the only musician that I want to see live as I think that he is amazing! Once I get a job this will be on the top of my list.

#28 Shop In Selfridges & Harrods

My DREAM!!!! And actually be able to afford something, even if it is only one thing.

#29 The Shard

Have a meal in the shard. MMMMMMM!

#30 Keep Exploring New Places

There are so many things to do in the world and I love exploring new places. Whether it is a small countryside park or a mountain, I want to keep exploring different areas. 

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So here is my list, what are your goals before you hit 30?